BOI to offer new low-rate student loan scheme to UCC students

UCC have announced the arrival of a new low-rate loan scheme for undergraduate students, provided by Bank of Ireland, to cover the cost of the Student Contribution Charge, currently €2,250. The loan is available to parents or guardians of undergraduate students over a period of up to eight years. Announcing the new low-rate loan scheme, […]

Buttimer commits to contesting next general election in Cork South Central

Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has confirmed that he will contest the next General Election in the Cork South Central constituency. “The Constituency Commission Report recommended significant changes to Cork South Central. Since the publication of the report I have carefully considered its impact. I can confirm that it is my intention to continue my […]

Mercy Urgent Care Centre in Gurranabraher performing well

Mercy University Hospital staff have treated over 3,000 patients at the new Mercy Urgent Care Centre at St. Mary’s Health Campus (former St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital), Gurranabraher, Cork, since it opened last March (2012). The average turnaround time from registration desk to discharge is currently 65 minutes and the most common injuries seen are hand […]

Danish Consulate closes for August

The Consulate of Denmark in Cork has temporarily closed. It will re-open on the 1st of September 2012. During this time anyone with applications and questions regarding passports should contact the Danish Embassy in Dublin. The Cork Consulate is headed by an honorary consul. and in all 14 Countries have Honorary Consul in Cork. Each […]

Busy weekend for Baltimore lifeboat

It’s been busy bank holiday weekend for the Baltimore Lifeboat in two separate incidents. After 7pm last night it was reporter tha a yacht was in difficulty near Ballydehob. the lifeboat travelled to Ballydehob estuary and the yacht had meanwhile resolved its problems. Almost two hours later at the coastguard relayed a message that two […]

Cork’s Brian Crowley MEP returns after illness

Cork’s Brian Crowley MEP returns after illness

5th August 2012 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Brian Crowley, MEP, returned to work this week, after many months’ treatment at Cork University Hospital. Brian suffered from some open wounds in his leg, which necessitated skin-graft surgery that took longer then expected. He said his stay in hospital proved a frustrating time for him, even though […]

FF appoints 2 new Local Area Representatives in Cork

Fianna Fáil has today named of two new local area representatives in Rochestown, Douglas and rural Cork South Central. The appointment of Brendan Finucane and Ray O’Mahoney is the next step in the party’s ongoing renewal strategy. 22-year-old Brendan Finucane will represent the party in the Rochestown area. He has recently graduated from UCC with […]

Cork Friendly Business Awards

Entries are open for a competition to find Cork’s Friendliest Business, It’s an annual title awarded by J-C-I Cork, in conjunction with Cork Chamber of Commerce. Whichever business wins the Cork title, is automatically entered for a National contest to find “Ireland’s Friendlist business” Last year Broderick’s Chemist on Barrack Street “went the extra mile” […]

Ryanair adds 5 routes to Cork

5 new routes are being added at Cork Airport. Ryanair will start flying to to 5 Eastern European Cities from November. Gdansk, Krakow Warsaw, Wroclaw and the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. Ryanair’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Cawley says the airline is responding to demand from Eastern European citizens who want to visit home 0802-RYANAIR-05-michael-calway-mentions-routes-for-utv.mp3

KC’s reopens in Douglas

A landmark business in Douglas has re-opened this Evening, around 5pm, for the first time since the village was devastated by floods. KC’s chipper was one of around 100 businesses which were flooded back on June 28th, when Douglas along with Clonakilty, Glanmire Blackpool and other parts of Cork were flooded after heavy rain. Since […]